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Building Blocks Vancouver

Free home-based parenting support services to first time parents.

  • Are you expecting your first baby or know someone who is expecting their first baby?
  • Are you a first time parent living in Vancouver?
  • Are you feeling anxious, isolated or worried about being a parent?
  • Are you looking for services provided in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil or Urdu?
  • Are you interested in a supportive, inclusive service for you and your child? 

If so, you may be eligible for the Building Blocks Vancouver program. Building Blocks Vancouver provides free, home-based, parenting support services to first time parents. If you are feeling anxious, worried or have questions about the experience of giving birth and becoming a parent for the first time, Building Blocks Vancouver is here to support you. Building Blocks Vancouver is inclusive to any first time parent, living in the city of Vancouver. Building Blocks Vancouver is voluntary and you can receive services beginning from the last trimester of pregnancy up until your first child reaches the age of five. Program staff speak several languages, including English, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese. Building Blocks Vancouver is strictly confidential and follows/abides by MOSAIC’s privacy and confidentiality policies and practices.

Building Blocks Vancouver's program staff are: Family Support Home Visitors, Public Health Nurse and Social Work consultants. As a team, they offer support by: listening to you and hearing your concerns; giving you encouragement; accompanying you to a variety of appointments; and, by sharing information about community resources, childcare, parenting, health and social issues.  

Family events and outings include a graduation gathering and a winter party.

Building Blocks provides services Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding statutory holidays.

You can join Building Blocks Vancouver if:

  • you live in Vancouver (excluding North and West Vancouver);
  • you are a first time parent or will be parenting a child for the first time;
  • at the time of referral, you are in your last trimester of pregnancy or you have a child under the age of 6 months.
Program Information
Contact Info: 

If you’re interested in learning more about Building Blocks Vancouver, please phone MOSAIC at: 604 254 9626 and ask to speak to the Coordinator.

You can also phone to self-refer to the program or make a referral, on behalf of someone else. 

Building Blocks Vancouver has a Referral Form (please see attachment below) that you can use to fax to our confidential number: 604 254 9636.Acrobat Reader icon

 

Funding Source: 

Building Blocks Vancouver is a joint initiative of MOSAIC, Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Building Blocks Vancouver works in partnership with South Vancouver and Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Houses.

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